Six-Week Online Academy for Criminal Defense Lawyers
What is Warrior Attorney Academy?
The Warrior Attorney Academy is a program designed to guide criminal defense attorneys through the logistics, overview, and procedural process of a client’s case from case file to jury trial. It’s structured to provide in-depth knowledge from everyday courtroom procedures with the purpose to give attorneys the essential tools required to aggressively advocate and provide competent defense on behalf of their clients.
The classes are conducted live, via Zoom over a 6-week period, meeting at least once a week and led by Attorney Lori Myers. In these sessions, questions are answered in real time and class participation is highly encouraged for attorneys to obtain the most information from the program. In addition, there are opportunities to discuss present issues the attorneys in the program are experiencing in their own current caseloads or their preparation for jury trials.
What is Offered in Warrior Attorney Academy?
Each class elaborates in detail on key topics: bail issues, multiple motions and when to file them, driving under the influence, analyzing police reports, other forensic evidence, case management, and preparation for trial. Typical criminal court trial procedures are discussed as well, including but not limited to voir dire, opening statements, the people’s case, the defense case, closing arguments, client mental health issues, preliminary hearings, and gang cases.
On occasion there are featured guest speakers to further elaborate on specific topics and provide insight on other forms of defense strategies.
Who Can Join Warrior Attorney Academy?
This program is designed for attorneys with a special interest in criminal defense. Even third year law students with a desire to practice criminal defense are eligible for the program as well.
Although this program is specifically structured for new criminal defense attorneys, it can be an excellent course to launch long-term attorneys looking to change their area of practice in criminal defense into the right direction.
Please note: anyone affiliated with any law enforcement agencies, including attorneys, are not eligible to enroll in the program.
The Goal of Warrior Attorney Academy
An attorney should be able to step into a courtroom with confidence in how to navigate each situation thrown at them to be able to competently, effectively represent and advocate for their client. Unfortunately, law school does not teach lawyers these critical lessons. Therefore, it is important for attorneys to comprehend the goal from each court proceeding such as: arraignments, bail hearings, pre-trial conferences, preliminary hearings, or the entire jury trial process.
It is essential for an attorney to step into a multitude of situations alongside with their clients to accurately explain best- and worst-case scenarios and continue to properly execute the best defense while maintaining reasonable expectations to their client.
This signature program was designed to educate attorneys of the procedures but to also assist each attorney in adding to their layers of foundation of excellence and knowledge. And lastly, provide each attorney with a new network of attorney contacts and relationships to build along the way.
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I started my legal career as an intern with the County Public Defender’s office where I was assigned to then Deputy Public Defender Lori Ann Myers. I had just completed law school and while I had plenty of academic knowledge and tenacity, I lacked the hands on courtroom experience I needed to thrive. In law school nobody teaches you how to navigate the judicial system or prepare for trial or deliver a winning closing argument. You can only learn to be a great trial lawyer through experience or through the wisdom and experience of others.
I’m very lucky that I had Lori as a mentor to guide me along the way early on in my career. She taught me how to be a zealous advocate and imparted valuable tools and guidance that made me the successful attorney I am today. She taught me about trial preparation and guided me through the nuances of jury selection and trial procedure. She helped me prepare several winning opening and closing arguments and taught me how to win over a judge and jury without saying a word.
There are lots of great trial attorneys out there but very few are willing to extend a patient hand to new attorneys struggling to find their way. Lori is one of those few kind, patient, successful practitioners willing to take her time and impart her wisdom and experience on others to help them improve. Her self awareness, positive outlook and selflessness make her an excellent teacher and role model for whom I will always be grateful.
Tarek ShawkyCriminal Defense Trial Attorney Law Office of Tarek Shawky
You do not learn anything useful in law school when it comes to the day-to-day nuts and bolts of criminal practice. The system is set up so that there is very little guidance for new lawyers, and many lawyers develop bad habits by a lack of early mentorship. I have seen many lawyers make simple mistakes that can cost the client dearly, even lawyers who have been practicing for years. The only way to avoid becoming one of these lawyers is to have someone highly respected, by the clients as well as the entire court staff, teach you the nuts and bolts of the system. That is what Lori Myers was to me.
Lori Myers became my mentor when I was still in law school. The first few weeks of my internship I sat in court rooms and watched lawyers who seemed to know what they were doing, and I was getting quite intimidated. Once Lori took me under her wing, she explained every thing that was going on, she showed me how to fill out forms, when to approach the clerk, how to speak to the judge, and how to write many motions.
I consider my time with Lori as one of the greatest things that ever happened to me. She is highly skilled and experienced; she is personable and has teaching skills that are sharp and practical. She taught me how to fill out plea forms, and explained clearly what each thing means practically, so I could explain it clearly to clients. She taught me about programs, and dealing with drug laws and mental health court. She is open to any questions and is highly knowledgeable to give comprehensive answers.
Lori Myers gave me the confidence I needed once I became a public defender and was given a heavy caseload, with no guidance in a department in which I had no experience. My assigned supervisor was never available, and the other attorneys in the department were too busy to help me much. I shudder to think how badly I would have messed up if I had not had my time with Lori. Her mentorship during my internship was invaluable; she gave me the strength to stand firm when I had no idea what I was doing, and the wisdom to make the right decisions more often than not.
Once I was on my own, she continued her mentor role in allowing me to be around for her first murder trial, which was another invaluable experience for me. I could not stress enough the incalculable value that Lori has been to me in my entire career. I spent five years in criminal defense and am very proud of the work I did, and I know I would not have done nearly as well without Lori in my corner.
Joanne AlberrySenior Attorney Advisor, Decision Writing Unit, Social Security Administration Office of Hearings Operations, San Bernardino
I interned with Lori Myers for nearly two years as a certified law clerk while I was in law school. Most of the other internships that I had done were behind a desk, but I met Lori in court on my first day of working with her and quickly became familiar with the cases, clients, dealing with other attorneys, and the court procedures.
Lori taught me about client management, independent thinking, and completing tasks on a tight schedule.
The most valuable thing I learned from Ms. Myers is what they don’t teach you in law school. I learned about dealing with other attorneys, judges, and clients with whom you may not see eye to eye. I also learned about building trust, rapport, and professional courtesy with other attorneys.
Ms. Myers’s teaching style is very hands on; there is little classroom type instruction. I worked side by side with Lori in courtrooms in Riverside and Banning. Lori makes her clerks an important part of her legal practice.
I highly recommend Ms. Myers for training as a private attorney in the criminal defense field.
Brian OkabayashiLaw School Graduate
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